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Senior Management Accountant, Core Business Services, Finance

Location:  Sydney
Other locations:  Anywhere in Region
Salary: Competitive
Date:  30-Nov-2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  671761

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all. 



The opportunity


As part of our Finance team, as a Senior Service Line Management Accountant you’ll be the business advisor to the Oceania FSO senior stakeholders, support the Service Line Finance Leader to ensure effective and efficient reporting, financial planning and forecasting processes at the Regional level. This role is responsible for Financial planning and analysis, coordination of month end and year end processes within FSO Service lines and CBS, and ensure compliance with firm policies and procedures.


This role is offered on a permanent, full time basis and can be based in Australia or New Zealand.


Your key responsibilities


  • Prepare, review and consolidate annual budgets and periodical forecasts for the SL or a defined SL portfolio. Ensure timely delivery and compliance with top down cost controls and profit growth guidelines.
  • Review financial results against budgets, forecasts and historical performance, and identify opportunities to improve results.  Provide analyses and recommendations to enable timely forward-focused decision-making.
  • Manage and coordinate the Service Line accounting team to provide reporting and insights on weekly and monthly results.
  • Collaborate with SL Talent teams and Resource Management teams to assist with workforce modelling in conjunction with financial planning and forecasting and analyses.
  • Understanding and working with the SL Markets and Markets Finance (MFA) to gain knowledge of the demand and pipeline aspects of the SL and linking this with the Supply side of the business.
  • Provide on the job coaching to the Management Accounting Team to assist in their career development.
  • Manage and guide the Management Accounting team to ensure effective and efficient Service Delivery to the Service Line.
  • Partnering with the business to be a trusted business advisor for Finance matters.
  • A focus on building valuable knowledge of the SL and relationships with the leadership of the SL.
  • Be the liaison between the financial organization and the line of business personnel.


Skills and attributes for success

To qualify for the role you must have


  • Bachelor Degree in Finance or a related field
  • Membership of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, the Institute of Chartered Practising Accountants or equivalent.
  • At least 6-10 years experience in finance related roles
  • Good analytical skills and experience in scenario based planning, forecasting or financial modelling
  • Proven problem-solving skills and experience
  • Excellent communication skills


Ideally, you’ll also have


  • Good accounting skills
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills
  • Previous experience in a professional services environment (preferred but not essential)
  • Previous experience in managing a small team


What we offer


  • Continuous learning: personalised career development including coaching, experiences and formal learning so you’ll develop the mindset and skills you’ll need to thrive in the future.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.


At EY, you’ll be rewarded and recognised based on your performance and our comprehensive benefits package can be tailored to your individual needs.


We hold a collective commitment to foster an environment where all differences are valued and respected, practices are equitable and everyone experiences a sense of belonging. If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process in order to equitably participate, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application via or  phone +61 3 8650 7788 (option 2).


We understand the importance of social distancing at this time so our recruitment and onboarding process may be managed virtually so we can continue to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of EY people, clients, guests and the broader public.  


The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.



EY | Building a better working world 

EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.  
Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.  
Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.  


The preferred applicant will be subject to employment screening by EY or by their external third party provider.


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